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  • You're About to Get Unfriended!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Have you been unfriended and don't know why? I found this list of reasons why people get unfriended on Facebook. Hopefully this will save you friends in the future!

    Perfectly Good Reasons to Unfriend on Facebook:

    1. Being Overly Negative -- If there are people who bring you down and make you feel bad about your life because they constantly bitch and moan & never have anything remotely positive to say, it's probably best to cut ties with them for good. The last thing you need is bad energy surrounding you.

    2. Getting Stalker-ish -- C'mon, we've all had that one friend who comments on EVERY single status update, photo, link, etc. we post, regardless of what it is. If someone has enough time on their hands to follow every single move you make -- well, that's just creepy and weird.

    3. Overuse of Profanity -- You may want to unfriend people who constantly swear and use profanity for every other word in their status. (I swear, but try not to go overboard.) But the people who update their status over and over again with something resembling: "Fu&% it all! Sh*#! Damn it all to hell!" Yeah -- go ahead and hit unfriend.

    4. Serious Wrongdoing -- If someone sleeps with your spouse, steals money from you, or does some other unspeakable act against you -- unfriend for sure. Like right now.

    5. When Blocking Isn't Enough -- There are definitely alternatives to cutting someone out of your life entirely, as you can simply block them from seeing your status updates and posts. But if preventing them from seeing what you're doing on a daily basis still seems like too much of a risk and you can't stand the thought of them having any idea what you're up to, then unfriend is probably your only option. If you despise them that much, they shouldn't be on your friend list in the first place.


    Really Bad Reasons to Unfriend on Facebook:

    1. Political Differences -- Do you believe how heated some people get over this stuff? News flash -- everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and just because they disagree with you on the political front doesn't mean they aren't a good person. Try and respect their views and know their updates aren't a personal attack on you. Remember, the only way to get respect is to give it. Politics is no reason to lose a friend for good.

    2. Having too little contact -- The whole point of Facebook is to connect with people you don't talk to very often. Getting rid of a friend because you both have busy lives is stupid and totally defeats the purpose of the site. Before you unfriend someone for being distant, think about the good times you've had with them in the past. Is that really something you want to forget?

    3. To "stick it" to someone -- Don't use the Facebook unfriend feature to deliberately hurt someone you are upset with. Have the decency to talk it out with them first before hitting unfriend simply to prove a point.

    4. Guilty by association -- This one really makes my blood boil. Just because you are mad at one person doesn't mean you should take it out on all of their friends and family members. Unfriending someone simply because you're mad at their spouse, sister, etc., is one of the lowest and lamest Facebook moves out there. We're all individuals, you know, and we deserve to be treated as such.

    5. Sheer annoyance -- Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all have that one friend who posts 50 photos a day of her kid doing exactly the same thing over and over again. And while it's really annoying to see those updates pop up in our news feeds, keep in mind that she's just a proud mom who wants to share what is going on in her life. If it bothers you that much, simply hide her from your news feed -- don't cut her off for good, because she doesn't deserve it.

  • Friday Night Football! Braves vs. Giants!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    100.7 MIX FM is teaming up with Pepsi and Catholic Charities to present the Friday Football Game of the week! This week Nick and I were out at the South Terre Haute High School game where they faced off with Ben Davis High School! Check out some of the pictures!


  • This Blog May ANGER You!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    I LOVE fashion magazines! I have a "magazine day" every month when I go and buy all the latest issues of my favorites and I tear through them in a weekend! But there was one article from the October's InStyle issue that made me stop and think.


    The article was titled "10 Ways to Look Cuter at the Gym". Below are the "tips" that they give.


    1) Bring a fabulous tote bag

    2) Wear a thong

    3) Wear a cute outfit

    4) Wear colorful sneakers

    5) Find a sports bra that shows off your "curves"

    6) Wear makeup

    7) Find the perfect pants

    8) Make sure to keep your skin blemish free

    9) Wear colored headbands

    10) Wear microfiber clothes so your sweat doesn't show. 


    I was offended by this article! The last thing I do is go to a gym to "find a man"! I go to take care of myself and stay in shape so I can look cute OUTSIDE of the gym!


    What do you think of this? Do you feel pressured to look good EVERYWHERE? Or am I being too overly sensitive? 

  • Kristen's Quickies!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    The "New York Post" quoted O.J Simpson trial witness Kato Kaelin as saying that O.J. is GUILTY of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. . . and that he basically let O.J. get away with it back in the day because he was AFRAID. But Kato claims he never spoke to the "Post". He says he does BELIEVE O.J. did it, but he has, quote, "no firsthand knowledge."


    The four big movies hitting theaters this week are Jennifer Lawrence's horror movie, Clint Eastwood's baseball film, the remake of "Judge Dredd", and Jake Gyllenhaal's LAPD movie. There are also new movies from Katharine McPhee and Emma Watson opening in limited release.


    "Stand By Me" tops a list of the 50 Best Coming-Of-Age Movies. And even though it's only opening in a few theaters today,Emma Watson'snew movie "Perks of Being a Wallflower" also made the cut.


    Some website has collected a gallery of "15 Terrible Band Tattoos No Music 'Fan' Should Want," and there are a few AMAZING ONES . . . including a full back tattoo featuring Hanson, and an awesome tattoo of a crazy, bald Britney Spears.


    One Direction were forced to release their new single "Live While We're Young" and the accompanying video yesterday, after both were leaked.


    Usher has the greatest number of chances to go home with a Soul Train Award. He has five nominations going into this year’s event – the most of any artist.


    Demi Lovato has become the face of a new bullying campaign. Lavato is the new ambassador for Secret’s Mean Stinks campaign, which encourages girls to pledge to have a ‘‘Drama Free School Year’’ by making a pinky swear, symbolized by wearing blue nail polish on their pinky fingers. 


    Teen bride Courtney Stodden was spotted shopping with her hubby at The Grove in Los Angeles and rumors have now started that she has had some work done. Fortunately, Stodden's mom/manager, is setting the record straight. Saying she is just wearing her make up differently and that's all. 

  • What's Your Favorite Coming of Age Movie?

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    The website Film.com has put together a list of the 50 Best Coming-Of-Age Movies.  Obviously, there's plenty of room for debate, but it's hard to argue with their #1 pick:  "Stand By Me".


    --Here's the Top 10 . . .


    #1.)  "Stand By Me",  1986


    #2.)  "Dead Poets Society",  1989


    #3.)  "The Breakfast Club",  1985


    #4.)  "Almost Famous",  2000


    #5.)  "Big",  1987


    #6.)  "The Graduate",  1967


    #7.)  "400 Blows",  1959


    #8.)  "The Goonies",  1985


    #9.)  "Carrie",  1975


    #10.)  "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" . . . which hits some theaters today.

  • The Worst People on The Planet

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Shawn Lerch of Leechburg, Pennsylvania has two dogs, a golden retriever and a Rottweiler puppy.  Earlier this month, they got loose and wandered over to the house next door.


    The neighbors there were 41-year-old Scott Duff and his 38-year-old wife Roxanne.  And for some reason, they decided to return the golden retriever . . . but LIE about finding the puppy so they could sell it on CRAIGSLIST.


    Shawn was suspicious that they'd kept the puppy, and ended up calling the cops.  When they went to check it out, they found a babysitter and Scott and Roxanne's five-year-old son . . . WHO TOTALLY RATTED THEM OUT


    The cops asked if the babysitter and the boy had seen the puppy, and the boy told them "that his mommy had given the dog to a woman from the Internet."


    The cops confronted Scott and Roxanne, and they admitted it.  Fortunately, the cops found the buyer and got Shawn's puppy back.  The Duffs were both charged with theft, conspiracy, and false reporting.

  • Kristen's Quickies!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Lindsay Lohan was arrested shortly after midnight yesterday morning, after she SUPPOSEDLY clipped a pedestrian with her Porsche in New York City, then took off. But surveillance video seems to show that the alleged victim is exaggerating . . . if not outright LYING. Lindsay's publicist says he's confident the man's claims will be proven UNTRUE.


    Amanda Bynes spoke with "People" magazine and told them she's doing, quote, "amazing". She added that she's retired from acting and moving to New York to launch a clothing line." She also refused to talk about her DUI arrest because, quote, "I don't drink, and I don't drink and drive. It is all false." Meanwhile, TMZ says Amanda's parents have moved from Texas to California to be closer to her.


    The Google Chrome browser has a plugin called the "Chris Brownout" . . . which blacks out Chris Brown's name and photo wherever they appear.


    Shakira and her boyfriend, soccer star Gerard Pique, are expecting a baby. There's no word on a due date. Shakira is subbing for Christina Aguilera on the Spring season of "The Voice".


    Johnny Depp recited poetry over a rap song produced by his nephew. The song is called"Street Runners", and Johnny is credited as "Mr. Stench" on the track. It's available on iTunes.


    A new trailer for the first "Hobbit" movie has hit the Internet."The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits theaters on December 14th.


    "Variety" reports that "Bridesmaids" star Melissa Mccarthy is in talks for a "small role" in"Hangover 3".


    MZ says that "X Factor" wants Khloe Kardashian to host this season, but they'd have to work around her obligations to the E! Network. Producers want to pair her with Mario Lopez. . . but Corbin Bleu from "High School Musical" is also a fallback option if they can't get Khloe or Mario.


    Neil Patrick Harris says he expects this to be the last season of "How I Met Your Mother". . . because the cast's contracts are going to be up, and they'd like to move on . . . unless they're offered BIG MONEY to stay.

  • Best Television Themes

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    The readers of Rolling Stone have voted and the results are in for their selection of the 10 Best TV Theme Songs of All-Time. After looking over the list, it’s readily apparent that they left off a few that should have been there (how can you not include The Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island???), but for the most part, the readers did a pretty good job. Can you guess what the #1 TV theme song of all-time will turn out to be?  What would YOU have added to the list?  Let us know and we’ll grow the list for you.


    10.) “Thank You for Being a Friend” from “Golden Girls”

    9.) “The Streetbeater” from “Sanford and Son”


    8.) Jan Hammer’s “Miami Vice” Theme Song


    7.) “In the Street” from “That ’70s Show”


    6.) The theme from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

    5.) “Woke Up This Morning” from the “Sopranos”


    4.) “I’ll Be There for You” from “Friends”


    3.) “Suicide Is Painless” from “M*A*S*H”


    2.) The theme from the original “Hawaii Five-O”

    1.) “You Wanna Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name” from “Cheers”

  • Kristen's Quickies!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Kim Kardashian turns 32 on October 21st, and she's not happy about it. So Kanye West is reportedly throwing her a $1 million party on a private island in the West Indies.


    Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively weren't legally married until five days after their secret wedding in South Carolina. They didn't apply for their marriage license until later in the week.


    A French court has ruled that "Closer" magazine can no longer publish or sell those Kate Middleton topless photos . . . and they have to hand them over to Buckingham Palace today.


    Sharon Osbourne ripped into Dina Lohan after her disastrous appearance on "Dr. Phil". Among other things, she said, quote, "she's criminal to herself and her children because of the way she behaves." Meanwhile, Dr. Phil says he didn't smell any alcohol on Dina's breath during the interview, and won't say whether he thinks she was on any drugs. Dina made a reported 50-grand for the interview.


    A forensic artist mocked up some pictures of what Justin Bieber and the One Direction guys would look like at the age of 80. See the pictures on my blog at mymixfm.com


    Shaun White has apologized for his crazy, drunken behavior at a Nashville hotel over the weekend. In a Facebook post he said, quote, "I was celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I'm truly sorry for my poor behavior."


    Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the Emmys this Sunday . . . and he's promising, quote, "the biggest prank ever pulled, as far as number of people involved." He wouldn't say anything else.



    For the second year in a row, Justin Bieber tops Billboard.com's annual list of "The 21 Hottest Music Stars Under the Age of 21".ONE DIRECTION is #2.

  • When Should You Stop Celebrating Your Birthday?

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    When is the best time to stop celebrating your birthday and maybe start saving yourself some money in the process? Comedian Patton Oswalt has a few rules about celebrating the B-Day and I think that he might actually be right! 

    On his CD Werewolves And Lollipops he outlines a plan to stop the celebration of most birthdays, saying that there’s nothing special about most of them. 

    Check out his list of birthdays you are allowed/not allowed to celebrate! 

    1 thru 9 — YES. You’re a little kid, and kids should get to celebrate birthdays.

    10 — YES. You’ve entered the double digits. Something different has happened, you get a birthday.

    11-12 — NO. Nothing special about those years.

    13 — YES. Now you’re a teenager, and that’s worth celebrating.

    14-15 — NO. Again, nothing special here.

    16 — YES. The laws have changed. Now you can drive, that’s worth celebrating.

    17 — NO. What’s special about being 17? Exactly.

    18 — YES. Awesome birthday. You can vote and own a gun. This is all worth celebrating 

    19 — YES. It’s your last year as a teenager.

    20 — YES. You’ve entered your twenties.

    21 — YES. Awesome birthday, you’re as adult as you can get. Hit the bars.

    And then…only one birthday every 10 years (30, 40, 50, 60 and so on) until you hit 90. After 90, you get a birthday every year because one law no longer applies to you!

  • Do You Have This New Disease?

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    A California addiction center says it is creating a recovery group for people suffering from nomophobia – the fear of being without personal technology. The program is in response to customer demand from people with nomophobia – “no-mobile-phone-phobia” – Morningside Recovery Center in Newport Beach said.


    Studies suggest two-thirds of the population suffers from nomophobia, and as new mobile devices and technology hit the market nomophobia is on the rise, up 13% from two years ago. Staying connected has become an obsession for a growing number of people, and losing their cellphone, running out of battery life and dropping signals brings on fear and anxiety, experts said.


    Morningside psychologist Elizabeth Waterman said she has seen a deep increase in her “nomophobe” patients.

  • Time to Pillage And Plunder!

    Posted by Kristen Flowers

    Do you plunder and pillage? Do you favor parrots, eye patches and fancy hats? If so, tomorrow is your day! It's National Talk Like A Pirate Day. New to pirate lingo? Here are some basics to get you started, fromTalkLikeAPirate.com:


    Ahoy! - “Hello!”

    Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, “Whoa! Get a load of that!” which today makes it more of a “Check it out” or “No way!” or “Get off!”

    Aye! - “Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.”

    Aye aye! - “I’ll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over.”

    Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. “Arrr!” can mean, variously, “yes,” “I agree,” “I’m happy,” “I’m enjoying this beer,” “My team is going to win it all,” “I saw that television show, it sucked!” and “That was a clever remark you or I just made.” And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!